June 8, 1994 |
Good baseball coaches understand their personnel, so Katella Coach Tim McMenamin knelt in front of pitcher Jaret Wright, gave him a congratulatory slap on the back and shared the news. Wright had been selected The Times Orange County player of the year. McMenamin told Wright about the award while the senior right-hander was stretching in preparation for his start against Servite in the opening round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs May 20.
June 3, 1994 |
Jaret Wright, Katella High School's hard-throwing pitcher, finally had the answer for everyone. Cleveland. Wright was selected Thursday by the Indians in the first round of the amateur baseball draft. He was the 10th player selected. "People have been buzzing around me all night and all morning," Wright said. "All anyone talked about the last few weeks was the draft. Everyone wanted the inside scoop." It had long been speculated that Wright would be a first-round pick.
May 14, 1994 |
Jaret Wright wiped the sweat from his brow, stood upright and inhaled the deepest breath of his young life as the firing squad took aim last August in San Diego. The setting was the annual Area Code Games, an event designed to help professional scouts and college recruiters in their search for young baseball talent. Wright was an especially hot item during the four-day window-shopping extravaganza in which the top players in the class of 1994 showcased their stuff.
March 6, 1994
Jaret Wright threw a no-hitter to lead Katella to a 7-1 victory over Laguna Hills in the second round of the Loara Diamond baseball tournament. Wright, who struck out 11 and walked only two, also had two home runs and four runs batted in for the Knights. In other Loara Diamond tournament second-round championship bracket games: Brea-Olinda 6, Long Beach Jordan 1--Bryan Robinson had a perfect game through 6 1/3 innings and settled for the one-hitter.
October 8, 1992 |
Jaret Wright caught the visitor staring at his outdated duds and quickly set the record straight. "It's '60s Day today (at school)," Wright said, laughing. "I think I found these pants in the trash." One could hope that's where Wright tossed them afterward. The blue-denim bell bottoms, leisure suit jacket, flowery shirt and medallion hanging from his neck were no fashion statement. They were more like a hallucination.
October 3, 1992 |
Jaret Wright passed for 188 yards and ran for a touchdown to lead Katella to a 21-14 victory over Estancia in a nonleague game Friday night at Orange Coast College. Wright, a junior, dove in from the one-yard line with 5 minutes 48 seconds remaining in the first quarter to set up Katella's first score. Wright completed nine of 12 attempts and threw one interception. He was also his team's leading rusher with 48 yards.